We love making costumes in our house. This year my oldest was really into helping me with all the costumes and had a lot of her own ideas. We started talking about making some Halloween classics: ghost, vampire, Frankenstein, etc. She had a lot of good ideas and we thought it would be really fun to let her and her friends design some DIY costumes this year.
If you start with basics from Primary.com there really are so many fun costumes that even kids can make. I helped them by ordering the solid colored clothes from Primary and they got to work! It was so neat to see how they took a creative twist to Halloween classics!
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DIY Frankenstein Costume
- Facebook Live video
- Green tshirt
- Purple long sleeve shirt (1 to 2 sizes bigger than child’s normal size)
- Green sticky felt
- Cardboard box
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- Black and green paper
Cut the long sleeve shirt down the middle so it fits like a jacket. Make cuts along the sleeves and bottom of the purple shirt. Cut out some patches from the green sticky felt. Add some buttons and you’re set. For the Frankenstein head: Cut off the top of the box and cut a hole on one side to look through. Cover the box in the green paper and cut the black paper to look like hair. Glue on the toilet paper rolls and you’re set!
DIY Witch Costume
Jazz up the black dress with some green pom poms, buttons and a plastic spider!
DIY Vampire Costume
- White collared shirt
- Black joggers
- Red tshirt dress or long red tshirt
- Red ribbon
- Safety pins, pom poms, plastic spiders, etc
To make the cape, cut off half right down the middle. With one half, cut off the sleeve and then make the hole that remains big enough to put over your head. Easy cape! Add the red ribbon for the belt. Use the pom poms, pins, etc to jazz up the white shirt.
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